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SHAMANS OF THE BLIND COUNTRY (Documentary, 2017) (5 DVD + 2 CD Box Set) (NTSC)



SHAMANS OF THE BLIND COUNTRY (Documentary, 2017) (5 DVD + 2 CD Box Set) (NTSC)

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A film by Michael Oppitz

Shamans of the Blind Country is an epic documentary on faith healing in a remote region of North West Nepal. Over a period of eighteen months the film follows the basic traits of a local religious practice, kindred in spirit to the many variations of the great inner-Asian tradition of shamanism characteristic for the Siberian part of Northern Asia and the entire Himalayan region.

Part I pursues the various types of healing rituals enacted by the shamans of the northern Magar of the Dhaulagiri region (in North West Nepal) for the benefit of their clients. Part II of the film is focussed mainly on the transmission of shamanic knowledge from master to pupil. This is a long process of increasing intensity.


- Ritual Journey
A film by Michael Oppitz and Mehdi Sahebi (2013)

- Heli to the Beyond - a bird’s eye view on a shamanic journey
A film by Mehdi Sahebi and Michael Oppitz (2013)

- Maya chanting
A film by Jörg Jeshel (2007)

- The End of a Show - exhibition on shamanic drums at Ethnographic Museum Zurich
A film by Mehdi Sahebi (2008)

- Three mythical chants by Bal Bahãdur and Bedh Bahãdur on audio CDs:
Somarani - story of an unhappy alliance between heaven and earth ending in a cataclysm
Hargameni - story of the second creation of mankind and death in childbirth
Kubiram - story of a neglected child turned into a bird, origin of premature death


Picture format: NTSC 16:9 (bonus) / 4:3
Sound format: PCM Mono / PCM Stereo (bonus)
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Audio Languages: Multilingual
Subtitles: English, German
Running time: 223 mins (documentary) + 42 mins (bonus) + 119 mins (audio recording)
No. of DVDs: 7 (x5 DVD 9 + x2 CD)

Total Playing Time: 06:24:31



Bahãdur, Bal; Bahãdur, Bedh

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: World

Catalogue No: 109294

Barcode: 4058407092940

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in China

Physical Release: 04/2017

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